Blizzard has revealed the newest hero coming to Overwatch 2: Lifeweaver. He is a gentle soul who hails from Thailand and uses Biolight technology to heal and assist his allies.
Lifeweaver Gameplay Reveal
Lifeweaver has two primary fire modes: Healing Blossom and Thorn Volley. Healing Blossom allows him to charge and send a glowing flower to his allies, which heals them based on how long he charges it. Thorn Volley lets him fire Biolight thorns at enemies in a scattered pattern, dealing damage and defending himself.
Lifeweaver also has two secondary abilities: Petal Platform and Rejuvenating Dash. Petal Platform lets him throw a pod that blooms into a flower-like platform that can elevate anyone who steps on it. Rejuvenating Dash allows him to dash forward and heal himself for a small amount. His ultimate ability is called Tree of Life. Lifeweaver creates a large Biolight tree that heals all allies within its radius and can provide cover.
Lifeweaver also has a special ability called Life Grip that allows him to pull allies to his position. While an ally is enveloped in Life Grip they are immune to damage. While this ability sounds like an easy way to grief and troll your allies, Blizzard has clarified that the ability can’t disrupt an ally while they are using their ultimate, at least.
Lifeweaver is designed to be an accessible and versatile support hero who can heal his team, provide utility, and deal some damage. He also has a unique playstyle that introduces new mechanics into the game. The character’s development involved various teams at Blizzard, including concept art, hero design, and narrative. He is inspired by nature and Thai culture, and he has a positive and respectful personality.
Lifeweaver will be available to play in Overwatch 2 on April 11, 2023 as part of the Season 4 Battle Pass. According to today’s announcement, a new game mode called B.O.B. and Weave will feature Lifeweaver for a limited time.